• November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to create a kinesthetic, student- centered, proficiency-based classroom. This workshop explores how understanding National Standards and proficiency-based instruction strategies can create an interactive, student-centered classroom.   Workshop includes: Application of State &National Standards Strategies for eliciting student production Techniques for high student engagement Exploration of the 100% second language environment Introduction to proficiency-based (more…)


  • November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Have all your OWL needs solved at one time, no matter where you’re at in your OWL  journey, there’s something for you, both introductory & experienced tracks. This workshop is designed for participants who want to develop systems to support proficiency-based learning. Through exploration of the strategies & techniques, we discover how to create a (more…)


  • November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join OWL at this year’s 2017 New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire. For more information regarding the conference check here!   Come by our booth and say hello 🙂 and join us Friday at our session: Bring Literacy to Life in a Proficiency-based Classroom at 10:40 in the Piscataquog Room. (more…)


  • West Coast
    November 15, 2017
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • East Coast
    November 15, 2017
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Following PPATH allows us to guide the circle while keeping accountable to the performance guidelines outlined in our state and national standards. Join in on the conversation of how we can make literacy flow in the circle via PPATH. In what ways can we integrate authentic texts to support the content, functions and text-types we (more…)


  • November 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join OWL at this year’s 2017 ACTFL Conference in Nashville, TN! OWL will have three sessions: Intrinsic Motivation for the Apathetic Language Learner- Friday, November 17 at 3:45-4:45 Where Sitting is the Exception: Moving Towards Proficiency- Saturday, November 18 3:30-4:20 Negotiating Meaning in the TL: Overcoming L1 use in the WL classroom – Saturday, November 18th (more…)


  • November 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Have all your OWL needs solved at one time, no matter where you’re at in your OWL journey, there’s something for you, both introductory & experienced tracks. OWL1: Foundations & Application Learn how to create a kinesthetic, student- centered, proficiency-based classroom. This workshop explores how understanding National Standards and proficiency-based instruction strategies can create an (more…)


  • December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop is for the participant who has been incorporating the techniques & strategies introduced and expanded in the OWL1 and OWL2 workshops. After systems have been set in place, and there is a stronger understanding of the strategies and activities, this workshop will take you and your students to the next level of language (more…)


  • East Coast
    January 10, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    January 10, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

As we further explore techniques and strategies for creating more student-driven learning environments, how to keep the content that arises in each of our classes organized is crucial for guiding our student’s growth. Join us as we share ideas and learn about one sample system for creating and maintaining an organic vocabulary list. We will (more…)


  • East Coast
    January 10, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • East Coast
    January 24, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • East Coast
    February 7, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • East Coast
    February 21, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    January 10, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • West Coast
    January 24, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • West Coast
    February 7, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • West Coast
    February 21, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This four-week series will provide you with all the tools necessary for an organized and confident start to the 2018 year! Designed for both new and experienced OWL’ers, each week we will discover and explore resources guaranteed to leave you assured and with fresh ideas. The Power of the Organic Vocabulary List: January 10th 4:00 (more…)


  • East Coast
    January 24, 2018
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • West Coast
    January 24, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

In this session, each participant will create their own topic web, then share and collaborate with other participants about where each topic could progress or grow. For each progression, we will include conversations and ideas around the themes of literacy, flow and post-planning. Threads & Progressions are the foundation of the OWL Curriculum Triangle and (more…)